Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean already started, and did it again ahead of time.
Although this period officially begins on June 1, tropical storm Ana was brought forward a few days in the calendar and was formed this Saturday, May 22 at sea.
According to the National Meteorological Service (SMN), in the early hours of Sunday the center of the cyclone was located far from the Mexican coast, at 3,015 kilometers northeast of Quintana Roo and 545 kilometers northeast of the island of Bermuda, so it does not represent a danger to the Republic.
In the next few hours, the system will continue its advance across the Atlantic. It is moving northeast, at about 19 kilometers per hour, However, According to the forecasts of the National Hurricane Center of Miami, this speed is expected to increase throughout Sunday.
“Ana is moving northeast at about 19 km/h and it is expected that the speed of displacement will increase during the next day,” said the climate agency in its report at 05:00 -Miami time-.
Ana will move away from the US in the next few hours, as shown in this trajectory forecast.
Even though it will move faster, the trajectory indicates that Ana will gradually move away from the US and it will not touch land in that country. In addition, other good news is that it will not evolve into a hurricane either, for which it would need maximum sustained winds of at least 119 kilometers per hour.
“The maximum sustained winds are close to 75 km / h, with more intense streaks. A slight weakening is expected in the next 24 hours and Ana is expected to dissipate this Monday”, concluded the CNH.
If the forecast of the meteorological services is fulfilled, the effects of Ana will not reach the mainland, and the tropical storm will be limited to move over the sea before fading. The force of its winds extends within a radius of 95 kilometers from its center, and at the moment, no alerts or warnings have been issued in coastal areas due to the influence of the cyclone.
For the seventh year in a row, hurricane season started early in the Atlantic Ocean. There, Ana became the first tropical storm of 2021, but it will not be the only one this year. In fact, 15-20 named tropical cyclones are expected.
Hurricane season 2021 in the Atlantic Ocean
The hurricane season in the Atlantic officially begins on June 1, although Ana was early and was formed on May 22. According to the forecast published this week by the SMN, for this 2021 between 15 and 20 tropical cyclones are expected in that area.
* Tropical storms: between 8 and 11.
* Strong hurricanes (categories 1 and 2): 4 to 5.
* Intense hurricanes (categories 3, 4 or 5): from 3 to 4.
Total: between 15 and 20 tropical cyclones.
The figure is above the average registered between 1991 and 2020 for this region, which is 14 systems.
Names for the Atlantic: Ana -already used-, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Elsa, Fred, Grace, Henru, Ida, Julian, Kate, Larry, Mindi, Nicolas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, Wanda .
Hurricane season 2021 in the Pacific Ocean
This year, the hurricane season in the Pacific began earlier than ever. Tropical Storm Andrés formed on Sunday, May 9, off the coasts of Jalisco and Michoacán, and in doing so it broke a historical record, since never before, since there are records, had a system of that magnitude originated so soon in the northeastern part of this ocean.
The previous record had been set by Tropical Storm Adrián, which emerged on May 10, 2017.
In addition, Andrés also anticipated the official start of the hurricane season in the Pacific, which begins each year on May 15 and ends on November 30.
According to the SMN, the following systems are expected in 2021:
* Tropical storms: between 7 and 10.
* Strong hurricanes (categories 1 and 2): 3 to 5.
* Intense hurricanes (categories 3, 4 or 5): from 4 to 5.
Total: between 14 and 20 tropical cyclones.
The data is in the average collected for this Ocean between 1991 and 2020, which is 15 cyclones.
Names for the Northeast Pacific: Andrés -already used-, Blanca, Carlos, Dolores, Enrique, Felicia, Guillermo, Hilda, Ignacio, Jimena, Kevin, Linda, Marty, Nora, Olaf, Pamela, Rick, Sandra, Terry, Vivian, Waldo, Xina, York, Zelda.
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